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oivind_dahle
03-27-2011, 04:41 PM
Bill Burke is one of my most admired knifemakers, and he make high performance working knives by forging 52100 bearing grade carbon steel, 5160 carbon steel, and his own Damascus. In 2008, he was honored to become an American Bladesmith Society Mastersmith.

More info:
http://www.americanbladesmith.com/index.php?section=users&subsection=user_detail&user_id=301

Epicurean Edge sells his knives:
http://www.epicureanedge.com/shopdisplayproducts.asp?id=706

A nice WIP
http://KnifeDogs.com/showthread.php?8923-Tamahagane-gyoto-WIP

If you want a knife from Bill, contact him by mail or PT/PM
I really recommend this smith.

Heres some work


colin's suji
http://www.fototime.com/2232588E1D31498/standard.jpg

My first yanagi. 52100 and wrought iron
http://www.fototime.com/A89B439FB3E3B50/standard.jpg

52100 suji with curly koa
http://www.fototime.com/1370A85EE7D6E5E/standard.jpg

generic slicer, made from tamahagane that I smelted myself
http://www.fototime.com/E236BB11FF12569/standard.jpg

sanmai gyoto ten inch blade 416 with 52100 core
http://www.fototime.com/12D051F314AAEFF/standard.jpg

Chef Niloc
03-27-2011, 05:38 PM
Welcome Bill to the kitchen knife forums. I'm glad to see my knife is at the top of the pic's up there

Dave Martell
03-27-2011, 06:11 PM
Welcome Bill! :)

Marko Tsourkan
03-27-2011, 08:31 PM
I think that's Oivind impersonating Bill. At least that is what I thought looking at the pictures.

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